Pioneers Announce 2nd Annual High School Tournament
By: Doug PageMonday, October 22, 2012 | Categories:
Elmira, N.Y. - The Elmira Pioneers are proud to announce the date and times for the 2nd annual high school tournament to be held at Historic Dunn Field. The event was a huge success in its inaugural showing with over 500 fans passing through the gates to watch four area high schools battle for the championship trophy. The tournament is set to take place on Saturday, April 19th 2014; in case of inclement weather the tournament will take place on Saturday, April 26th 2014.
Last year The Lansing Bobcats (11-0) outlasted the Notre Dame Crusaders (8-3) in the championship game that saw the Crusaders make a valiant comeback bid. That bid would fall just short for the Crusaders under the bright lights of Dunn Field (11-9) in what would turn out to be a marathon that came right down to the wire.
The local ownership group for the Elmira Pioneers started this annual tournament last year at Historic Dunn Field to bring another great summer event to the Historic Ball Park. Pioneers Co-Owner Don Lewis said of the event, "we wanted to do something to get the community more involved at Dunn Field and we knew that high school baseball was popular in the area. Last years tournament was a huge success and we look forward to these four teams competing again for the championship trophy". Pioneers Co-Owner Robbie Nichols also stated, "The high school tournament is another event that is going to help start off a long but active summer season for the ownership group and Dunn Field".
All games this year will feature a 10 run mercy rule that will go into effect after the 5th inning. There will also be a coin toss prior to each game to determine the home team. The tournament will also feature a speed up rule for pitchers and catchers when they reach base. Teams will be able to use any player that has yet to be legally entered into the game to run for the pitcher and/or catcher.
Admission for the tournament is $5.00 per person. No outside food or drink will be permitted through the gates at Dunn Field. There will be limited concessions available for fans during the tournament. Both head-to-head match-ups along with the championship game will be held at Dunn Field and the consolation game will be held at Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights.
(Rain Date- Saturday, April 26th)
Game #1. Notre Dame HS vs. Towanda HS. 10:00 AM
Game #2 Edison HS vs. Lansing HS. 12:30 PM
Consolation game (loser game #1 vs. loser game #2) at Edison HS Elmira Heights 3:00 PM
Championship game (winner game #1 vs. winner game #2) 3:00 PM
The 2014 PGCBL season is arriving quickly and season tickets are a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the action!! Historic Dunn Field will be rocking this summer with the best fans in the PGCBL. Season ticket packages start at just $99. The Pioneers are prepared to once again pack Dunn Field after finishing third nationwide for total attendance a season ago. The Pioneers home opener is set for Friday, June 6th VS the Amsterdam Mohawks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and there will be plenty of entertainment for fans including post game FIREWORKS!! To learn more about becoming a season ticket holder or to renew your seats call the Pioneers front office at 607-734-2690. Stay up-to-date with player signings and more news about the 2014 season at www.elmirapioneers.com.
The Elmira Pioneers...2013 PGCBL West Division Champions!!